Who We Are
The All Academy & ROTC Parents Club was organized in 2003 by a group of parents and friends of college students who attend our nation's service academies, or who will be commissioned as officers when they graduate from colleges where they participate in ROTC programs.
We are a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 Tennessee-based organization whose volunteer membership comprises parents and friends of these students, as well as previous graduates from these institutions.
Our Mission is to support students and the families of those attending the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, The United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and those students from Tennessee that are enrolled in a ROTC program or prep school.
We assist our nations service academies in their efforts to identify and recruit high school students interested in pursuing a military education, and educate the community about these opportunities.
We hold events during the year that raise money in support for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). New for 2016, our club will also support Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Our major fundraising event is the All Academy & ROTC Ball held annually in December to raise funds for our Nation's veterans. This evening also recognizes and honors those young Tennesseans who are pursuing collegiate military leadership training.
What is the Wounded Warrior Project?
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 2002 by a group of retired military personnel, some of whom had been injured in recent conflicts.
The WWP provides comfort and support to injured soldiers not covered by military or other government programs. Beginning at the bedside of the severely wounded, WWP offers programs and services such as WWP Backpacks, benefits counseling, advocacy, family assistance, the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, WWP Outdoors, and the Soldier Ride. These programs and services are designed to ease the burdens of these heros and their families, aid in the recovery process, and smooth the transtition back to civilian life.
Since 2006, our club has helped to raise over $225,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
What is Operation Stand Down?
OSDTN is the only Veteran Service Center in Tennessee recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Serving Veterans is their sole focus. There are four major components of OSDN: 1) Veteran Service Center, 2) Transitional Housing Program, 3) Stand Down Events and 4) our Thrift Store.Double click here to add text.
This is the first year that funds raised at the Military Ball will also be donated to OSDTN.